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Umacia.']                           *LOKA INDICA.                                   187
hard, centre softer and of hexagonal cells, becoming cubical outwards, aud then Ver-
tically elongated with thick perforated walls. Wood-bundles about forty, placed
towards the cirouinference, close-set, oval, separated by narrow, dark-red medullary
. rays, of a little dotted pleurenchyraa and some large ducts, laber-lundles crescent-
shaped, almost confluent, annually increasing. Bark a very narrow, dense, cellular
1. T. acnminata (Miers in Taylor's Annals, ser. 2. viL 89); fo-
liis ovatis acuminatis glabria,—T. racemosa, Cokbr. in Linn. Tr. xiii.
53, 67. Menispermum acuminatum et M. radiatum, Lam. Diet. iv.
101. M. p6lycarpum, Roxb. M. Lid. iii. 816. Cocculus acuminatus,
DC. Sy*t. i. 627, Prod. i. ^9; Dtk*. Ic. Sel. i. t. 95 ; W. et A. Prod,
i. 12; Graham, Cat. Bombay. C. radiatus, DC. Sy*t. i, 527, Prod. i.
99. 0. polycarpus, Watt. Cat. 4958! (excL K, L,) C. Bantamensis,
31. Bijdr. 26.—Eheede Mai. vii. t. 3.
HAS. Per to tarn Incliam tropicam et calidam, a Zeylania! et Singa-
pur! ad Concanl et Orissa! et in planetie Gangetical.a Bengalia! ad
DISTEIB. Java, Blume.
Frutcx alte scandens, cortice cinereo striatulo glabro. Folia ovata, acnminata,
basi interdum acuta sed Mepius truncata, rotundata vel lenter cordata, 8-6 poll, louga,
14-34 lata, petiolo 4-1 poll, longo, teuuia* margine undulata et subrepanda, utrinque
glabra, Panicul<B axillares, folia viz seqnantes vel longe superautea, interdtun fere
petales, incanse vel demum glabrescentes; rami pollicarea, famine! subaimplices 1-Hori,
masculi apiee 3-7-flori. JSractca oblongce vel subulatai. Flores flavi. Drupa
rubicundae, (-pollicares.
Mr. Miers has noted that Wall. Cat. 4958 K., from Singmpur, is pcrbaps a species
of Sabia, It is not in flower or fruit, and is not accurately determinable.
7. LIMACIA, Lour. .
Idmteaa et Hyptcrpa, Jtfort.
Sepala 6, biserialia, eitenora minora. Peiala 6, sepalia iaterioribus
multo minora, auriculata, stamina amplectentia. MAS. Stamina 3-9;
filaments cylindrica vel clavata. Jintheroi biloculares; loculi lateralea
vel subextrorsae, adnatse, longitudinaliter dehiscentes. FCEM. Stamina
stertlia 6, claVata. Ovaria 3, gynophoro brevissimo insidentia. Styli
breves, compressi. Drupes, obovatae vel reniformes. Put amen vix tuber-
culatuoa, kteribus con vex um, intus praetor cavitatem seminiferatn locu-
los % laterales vacuos coutineus. Semen elongatum, cavitati conforme.
Cotyledones semicylindricae, radiculam cyliadricam latitudine vix supe-
tantes.—Frutices tcandenfa* petiolis *imjpUcifa*, floribus^jwctttow,
&macia> which is by Mr. Miew referred to the tribe Pachygonea, we find to be
albuminotp, and therefore more properly to belong to Cocwlec*. No character
therefore remains to distinguish ffyps*W* *»* *&» ^^ri^16.inner 8e?al«» The 8e-
pals of Limetcia wtufina aud oblonga are, as Asa Gray has pointed out in tbe Botany
of Captain WUkes* Expedition, decidedly valvate; but, as this depends mainly on
their thicker texture, we do not attach generic importance to it. We have derived
our character of the fruit from two species only, Kvelutinu and L. nttpidata (Hyy-
*«TI>** Miers). In both the nut preaeata no lateral excavations like those of Cocculu*,
but is convex OE both side* j a transverse section, however, shows two large cavities